# What is the general nth term of the sequence 3, 6, 12, 24, . . .?

## Question:

What is the general nth term of the sequence 3, 6, 12, 24, . . .?

## Geometric Sequence:

Geometric sequence, or geometric progression, is a sequence of values where the ratio between consecutive terms is constant. An example of a geometric sequence is 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, ... where the common ratio is 2 because each number in the sequence is equal to the previous term multiplied by 2.

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View this answer**The nth term of the sequence can be solved using the formula {eq}\mathbf{a_n=3\cdot 2^{n-1}}{/eq}.**

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Chapter 27 / Lesson 26Learn about geometric sequences. Understand what a geometric sequence is, learn how to find the common ratio of a geometric sequence, and see examples.